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EAGLE WATCH: Anniversary Event

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Des Moines Eagle

Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the eagle watch at Lake Red Rock.

Visitors can look for eagles downstream at north Tailwater Park.

Volunteers will be on hand with spotting scopes and ready to answer questions. Indoor programs will be going on as well and will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Central College’s Graham Conference Center in Pella.

You can get a close up look at bald eagle and other birds of prey.

Eagle shows will be presented hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with all the events being free.

Red Rock Park Ranger, Tracy Spry says the day is about commemorating the return of the national bird, “Now, we’re actually celebrating a success story. The birds back in 2007 were delisted from the endangered and threatened  species list. Now we’re celebrating, we’re still educating, we really want people to take care of what we have and take care of it for the future.”